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February 29, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Jack Nicklaus's yacht to anchor here
    COME April 12, there will be something special docked in Singapore. The elusive Sea Bear, belonging to Golfer of the Century Jack Nicklaus, will be here as part of Boat Asia 2012 at Marina at Keppel Bay.
  • Baltic index rises further on firm capesize rates
    The Baltic Exchange's main sea- freight index, which tracks rates to ship dry commodities, rose on Monday for the third straight day as rates for large capesize vessels stayed firm on strength in iron ore activity.
  • Maersk expects fall in Asia-Europe trade
    Maersk Line is betting European efforts to escape a recession this year will fail as the world's biggest shipping company shifts its business away from the debt-plagued region.
  • Tanker rates expected to decline 42% next quarter
  • On energy, emissions and piracy
Strait Talk
  • A big, missed opportunity
    IT OUGHT to have been possible this week to report significant progress in efforts to eliminate Somali piracy. Instead, a major international conference on Somalia last Thursday was a huge disappointment to the global shipping industry.

The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Jack Nicklaus's yacht to anchor here
    COME April 12, there will be something special docked in Singapore. The elusive Sea Bear, belonging to Golfer of the Century Jack Nicklaus, will be here as part of Boat Asia 2012 at Marina at Keppel Bay.
  • Baltic index rises further on firm capesize rates
    The Baltic Exchange's main sea- freight index, which tracks rates to ship dry commodities, rose on Monday for the third straight day as rates for large capesize vessels stayed firm on strength in iron ore activity.
  • Maersk expects fall in Asia-Europe trade
    Maersk Line is betting European efforts to escape a recession this year will fail as the world's biggest shipping company shifts its business away from the debt-plagued region.
  • Tanker rates expected to decline 42% next quarter
  • On energy, emissions and piracy
Strait Talk
  • A big, missed opportunity
    IT OUGHT to have been possible this week to report significant progress in efforts to eliminate Somali piracy. Instead, a major international conference on Somalia last Thursday was a huge disappointment to the global shipping industry.

Sched Netweb site
  • Shenzhen January container volume falls 7.8pc to 1.93 million TEU
  • Hanjin to take first of nine 13,000-TEU ships for Asia-Europe service
  • CMA CGM reshuffle of Asia-US east coast loops means weekly three departures
  • Long Beach to lease Middle Harbour property to OOCL in dock expansion
  • Napier benefits from Auckland dock strike, quarterly box volume up 9pc
  • Jilin province boasts of 1 million tonnes more grain silo capacity in 2011
  • Anhui province to spend US$4.3 billion more on road building this year
  • Exiting MISC continues to wind down Asia services and dispose of tonnage
  • MISC's box shipping unit wracks up US$1.66 billion in losses over 5 years
  • Charleston to receive US$180 million in federal earmarks for dredging
  • Inchcape shipping launches maritime agency operations in Jeddah
  • Ascendancy of China's middle class will add demand on US food sector
  • China Daily trumpets eco attack on Hong Kong Airlines over dolphins
  • LA airport cargo volume drops 5pc to 135,383 tons in January
  • Xinjiang Autonomous Region international flights to total 37 this year

Exim Indiaweb site
  • Govt set to fix responsibility of erring armed ship guards on flag state
  • Hapag-Lloyd commences fixed-day block train service between Dadri & Mundra
  • SAI Aerocean, PSP join hands for providing boat transportation services
  • APSEZ receives LoI for developing dry bulk terminal at Kandla Port
  • PMEAC for raising excise, service tax back to pre-crisis levels
  • Update your Data on Foreign Trade Policy, Customs Law & Exchange Control Regulations- Part-3 - By M. Sreedharan

International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
  • Denmark: drivers' driving licenses suspended and large fines for two-minute delay
    Drivers working for a road haulage firm recently received heavy fines and had their driving license provisionally suspended when they rolled off ferries and could not immediately f...
  • Ceva appoints new managing director in Italy
    Ceva Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, has appointed Giuseppe Chiellino as managing director of Ceva Logistics in Italy. He will be in charge of all cont...
  • Fiege Logistik providing services for SR Technics
    Fiege Logistik (Schweiz) AG, a wholly-owned Swiss subsidiary of the German Fiege group, has signed a five-year contract with the aviation customer SR Technics. According to the agr...
  • Agility wins long-term contract from Deutsche Messe AG
    The global logistics provider Agility has been awarded a long-term contract with Germany's trade fair organiser Deutsche Messe AG. Under the terms of the contract Agility will be D...
  • Norbert Dentressangle renews contract with Honda Trading Europe
    The French service provider Norbert Dentressangle (ND) has been retained for a further three years to provide warehousing and transport services by Honda Trading Europe. Honda Trad...
  • Evergreen raising rates
    The Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen Line is implementing rate increases for the Far East (including Japan)/Indian Sub-Continent to Europe and Mediterranean westbound trade a...
  • New port operations manager in Wilhelmshaven
    The German port services provider Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co has chosen Ernst Franz to be operations manager of its Wilhelmshaven branch. He is responsible for the managemen...
  • No interest in cargo zone at Plovdiv airport
    The Bulgarian government has terminated the concession for the construction of the cargo zone at Plovdiv airport, due to the lack of tenders. The time limit for the r...
  • First autonomous trains in Western Australia in 2014
    Rio Tinto, a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, is to run the world's first automated long-distance heavy-haul rail network, with a USD 518 million investm...
  • Turkish Cargo: Antalya branch now offers cold storage units service
    Turkish Cargo has invested in the refurbishment of its main building in Antalya and recently installed and phased in a brand new cold storage unit there. The handling office and co...
  • Daimler and Foton received business license for JV
    The German vehicle manufacturer Daimler and its Chinese partner Beiqi Foton Motor Co Ltd have received the business license for their joint venture, Beijing Foton Daimler Automotiv...
  • A.P. Moller-Maersk releases 2011 annual report
    Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk Group reported that its 2011 revenue increased by 7% to USD 60.2 billion (2010: USD 56.1 billion), due to higher oil prices and container volumes but o...
  • Air New Zealand reports massively reduced profit
    Air New Zealand recently reported that its normalised earnings before taxation amounted to around EUR 20.7 million for the six month period ended 31 December 2011. This e...
  • Contargo takes over the forwarding company Pöhland
    Contargo GmbH & Co has taken over the Döhlau (Germany)-based Pöhland group and received approval of the move from Germany's federal cartel commission. Pöhland is a neutral oper...
  • French environment and transport minister resigns
    The French environment and transport minister, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, resigned on 23 February and symbolically returned the ministry key to Prime Minister François Fillon. She...
  • Panalpina appoints new CFO and regional CEO Americas
    Panalpina has just announced that Robert Erni is to become the group's new chief financial officer. Erni held various finance positions at Kuehne + Nagel for the last 19 years, amo...

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
  • Costa Allegra under tow, with armed security detail on board
  • Arthur Anderson Associates hires Sean McKee as Marine Electrical Engineer
  • BIW gets $662.9 million contract mod for DDG 116
  • Rowan plans to move legal domicile from Delaware to U.K.
  • St. Johns Shipbuilding delivers two 25 ft tugs to Australian customer

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
  • WTSA member carriers set new round of rate increases
  • Trade between NAFTA partners up during month of December
  • Panalpina makes additions to executive team structure
  • ATA truck tonnage index drops during month of January
  • Federal Maritime Commission proposes rule changes

Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
  • Balancing fact and fiction
    Investors are entitled to true balance sheets and profit and loss accounts audited to show a true and fair value of the respective companies
  • Mediterranean aframax fixing rush fails to lift spot market earnings
    'Hidden tonnage' could quash incipient upswing
  • Diana Shipping expects long-term dry bulk charter rates to drop by half
    Newbuilding deliveries will outpace growth in demand, says Margaronis
  • New UK weapons licensing simplifies insurance but could restrict PMSCs
    With no fines for owners, new terms may have little international impact
  • Politicians focus on Tui and Albert Ballin deal over Hapag Lloyd
    Opposition parties demand more time for debate and question Hamburg government's spending on higher stake
  • Deep sea imports into north Europe box ports heading lower
    Global Port Tracker authors project overall deep sea imports growth for 2012 at below 3% and export growth nearer to 5%.
  • Aframax spot cargoes are in decline
    January fixtures down by a quarter compared to previous year
  • Green groups urge IMO members to extend EEDI to all tonnage
    Index will cut CO2 emissions only after 2035, say WWF and Carbon War Room
  • KG fund faces bankruptcy after wave of insolvencies and foreclosures
    Several GHF funds have made forced sales
  • MSC in second round of Asia-Europe rate rises
    Transpacific lines announce westbound hikes
  • CSCL to borrow $4.3bn boost to working capital
    Container line secures $4bn from Bank of China and $317m loan from parent China Shipping Group
  • Two seafarers dead in Gulf of Aden mothership shootout
    Danish navy confirms fatalities
  • Globus reports 12% drop in fourth-quarter profits
    US-listed owner's average time charter rate falls by nearly a fifth
  • High oil prices will create two-tier charter market, says Huxley
    Gap will widen between fuel-efficient and fuel-hungry vessels
  • Fishing boat tows stranded Costa cruiseship to Mahé
    Safety fears force cruise firm to change rescue route
  • Latest OSG quarterly loss narrower than forecast
    Company says shift in revenue day mix towards product tankers and US-flag business 'fully offsets' crude oil blues
  • APM Terminals co-opts customers to boost efficiency across global portfolio
    Too little trust and openness between ports and carriers, says Fejfer
  • Transatlantic to downsize industrial fleet as restructuring continues
    Acquisitions and restructuring costs hit bottom line
  • Diana posts solid profit despite weaker rates
    Greek bulker owner's fourth-quarter earnings are down by a third
  • S&P downgrades DP World outlook from positive to stable
    Geographical spread stands terminal operator in good stead, says ratings agency
  • The Japan factor
    How Asia will fill the ship financing gap - at its own pace
  • Mongolia-flag chemtanker jumps UK detention
    Paris MoU and Egypt asked to look out for Global Star
  • No clear end in sight for Costa Concordia salvage
    Oil removal makes steady progress despite weather disruption
  • Cosco (Singapore) wins orders for seven bulkers
    Company lands deals worth $190m from two buyers in Europe
  • Noble is back in the black
    But final quarter net profits are still lower on year
  • BLT motors past another debt milestone
    Company defaults on six instruments
  • Twisted tango
    Spiteful and petty gestures such as those inflicted on the cruiseships Adonia and Star Princess do nothing to broker a just solution to the Falklands dispute
  • Jinhui slashes management bonuses
    Fourth-quarter revenues down nearly a third due to weaker charter rates
  • Carnival duo refused Argentina port entry after Falklands call
    Tensions rise ahead of 30th anniversary of war over British dependencies
  • Tight credit and tough times will change the shape of shipping
    Banks may yet become shipowners but need help to operate troubled companies

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
  • Veto added to the war between the states
    GOVERNOR Nikki Haley has vetoed an attempt by South Carolina's legislature to overturn a permit allowing expansion of Savannah's port, in Georgia
  • Argentina rejects UK ships
    ARGENTINA has blocked two UK cruise ships owned by Carnival Corp from docking because they called first at Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands, IHS Global Insight reported today
  • Capacity factor to crimp auto exporters
    GLOBAL automotive exporters are likely be challenged by more shipping capacity tightening this year, a Bremen forum was told today
  • Adani to build drybulk terminal in Kandla
    ADANI Ports & Special Economic Zone has agreed to set up a drybulk terminal at Kandla on a build, operate and transfer basis
  • Awilco upbeat after strong 4Q11
    AWILCO LNG said today it expects to secure employment for the two ships it has on order and expects the current strong market to continue through 2012
  • New pipeline spur to GoM confirmed
    TRANSCANADA will move ahead with the southern spur of its controversial Keystone XL pipeline, a project that could have significant effects on tanker markets
  • 30% scrap rate seen for container ships
    THREE in 10 box ships operating today will be scrapped within a decade, the Marine Money Hong Kong was told today
  • China could cut iron ore imports by 14%
    BEIJING might cut imports of iron ore by up to 14% this year, with domestic production rising, the China Mining Association said today
  • New payment ordered in shootings
    KERALA High Court today directed the owners of the Italian crude tanker Enrica Lexie to deposit 30M rupees ($0.63M) as a guarantee for ship's release
  • OSG's cash dwindles
    NYSE-listed OSG today reported heavy losses and significant reductions in its cash and liquidity
  • VLGC period hires rise
    PERIOD hires for VLGCs to transport LPG are rising, with arbitrage opportunities for US exports to Asia opening up
  • India's ports stymied
    INDIA'S ports were shut down today as part of a national strike
  • Liners winning box bet
    LINERS' are apparently winning on their proposed general rate increases for March, based on feedback HIS Fairplay received from forwarding agencies
  • Panamax box charters gather pace
    CHARTERERS are continuing to lock in Panamax box ships for up to a year, capitalising on lower rates to take in bigger ships
  • Permanent bunker tax exemption sought
    CALIFORNIA lawmakers want to make permanent a sales tax exemption for shipowners that buy marine fuel in the state

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
  • ATA Sides With Feds on Electronic Truck Log Recorders
    The American Trucking Associations is siding with regulators in federal court to support voluntary use of electronic onboard recorders by...
  • White House Creates Center to Protect Exporters
    The White House on Tuesday announced the formation of a trade enforcement center to ensure exporters' trading rights achieved through...
  • For-Hire Truck Tonnage Dipped 4 Percent in January
    The freight tonnage carried by for-hire trucks fell 4 percent in January from December, when it surged 6.4 percent, the...
  • NAFTA Surface Trade Up 11.6 Percent in December
    U.S. surface transportation trade in December with Canada and Mexico totaled $74.2 billion, an 11.6 percent increase from a year...
  • YRC Worldwide Gains Freight, Loses $82.6 Million
    Increases in freight volume and yield pushed YRC Worldwide's total revenue up 11 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011...
  • APM Terminals to Invest $3 Billion to Gain Market Share
    APM Terminals plans to invest about $3 billion in infrastructure development and expansion of its global network of terminals in...
  • Trans-Pacific Carriers to Hike Westbound Rates
    Container ship lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement have announced rate increases for dry cargoes as they try to...
  • Port Tracker Says Europe Imports to Rise Under 3 Percent
    Containerized imports to major North Europe ports dropped by nearly 7 percent in the fourth quarter and are expected to...
  • Durable Goods Orders Dipped 4 Percent in January
    Orders for U.S. durable goods fell 4 percent in January, the biggest decline in three years, following the expiration of...
  • Intra-Asia Carrier Boosts Profit 33.8 Percent
    Samudera Shipping Line's profit last year rose 33.8 percent year-over-year to $12.6 million, as the Singapore-listed carrier's expansion in Indonesia...
  • MISC Blames $405 Million Loss on Liner Shipping Exit
    Malaysian shipping group MISC Berhad blames its withdrawal from container shipping for a $405 million loss in the nine-month period...
  • Strike Cripples Operations at India's Port Nehru
    Operations at the Port of Jawaharlal Nehru (Nhava Sheva) were severely disrupted Tuesday after dock workers at India's largest container...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
  • Adding more colour to red numbers
    'No loss should hit us which can be avoided with constant care': a core value of the AP Moller-Maersk Group for more than 60-years. But the past months have surely ...
  • MSC follows Maersk with April 1, Asia - Europe GRI
    Arguably the biggest threat to Maersk Line's recently declared new move 'towards profitability ahead of further market share gain' strategy, Geneva-headquartered ...
  • Green Reefers reports further losses
    Bergen-based Green Reefers has posted further losses for its 2011 fiscal year which ended December 31, 2011, albeit on a traduced level to those of 2010.At the ...
  • Bunker costs ease back - for now
    Rotterdam-sourced IFO 380 fell back below the watershed USD700 per tonne marker in trading this morning, having spiked in line with global oil prices last week ...
  • Tacoma volumes enjoy import boost
    The US Pacific Northwest port of Tacoma has seen its throughput for January rise year-on-year by 4.1% to 109,597TEU on the back of an encouraging jump in its import ...
  • APM T is the shining star
    In contrast to some other business unit divisions of the Danish AP Maersk Moller Group, the Hague based APM Terminals has, according to its ceo Kim Fejfer, ...
  • Auckland port strike gets dirty
    New Zealand, Ports of Auckland chief, Tony Gibson has accused the Maritime Union of threatening Singapore-headquartered container liner operator, Pacific International ...
  • Gulftainer's January boom
    Sharjah-based Gulftainer has announced a sparkling set of results for January 2012 at its terminals in the UAE. This follows a resilient 2011 when the combined ...
  • Evergreen re-enters ECSA/ECNA tradelane
    Evergreen intends to re-enter the ECSA/ECNA tradelane on March 22, 2012 by joining Hanjin, HMM and NYK Line's ANS/BEC service, which calls at Norfolk, New York, ...
  • Contargo takes over more of Wincanton's assets
    Rhenus Logistics has transferred six recently acquired Wincanton inland terminals to its Contargo subsidiary. Contargo has also acquired holdings at three other ...

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
  • OSG outlines options
    Morten Arntzen-led tanker titan considers asset sales, joint ventures, debt and equity issuances as Title XI plans collapse.
  • Solvang slides to loss
    Oslo-listed LPG specialist stuck in the red in the fourth despite recent strength in the ethylene market.
  • Fire swallows Russian tanker
    Crewman killed as rescue crews race to extinguish flames onboard ageing products carrier in the Caspian Sea.
  • Genco offering in the bag
    Peter G's first walk on Wall Street since the collapse of General Maritime ends in victory as bulker owner banks $53m.
  • Finnlines falters
    Finnish ro-ro owner posts 2011 loss after tough fourth quarter, but freight volumes increase.
  • Globus posts gain
    CEO of US-listed bulker owner says demand for dry is strong but capacity glut remains a threat.
  • Two dead in Somali shoot-out
    A couple of hostages killed as Danish navy blocks mothership from heading out to sea.
  • Eidesvik back in black
    Jan Fredrik Meling-led offshore shipowner cards a minor gain after curbing costs by over 20%.
  • DSX beats bets
    New York-quoted bulker owner poised for fleet expansion following profitable Q4, analyst says.
  • Maersk gains from gas
    Danish owner completes disposal of LNG fleet to Teekay and Marubeni for $80m profit.
  • Red run continues for OSG
    Morten Arntzen-led tanker owner is plotting ways to boost its balance sheet after an eleventh successive quarterly loss.

American Shipper - Ocean newsweb site
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
  • U.S.-EU regulatory cooperation slow for trade security
  • U.S. Navy completes annual Antarctica resupply
  • Maersk's FM3 speeds up
  • Tougher training proposed for U.S. pilots
  • Maersk slows Asia-West Africa FEW2
  • MSC raising Asia-Europe rates
  • Haley vetoes Savannah River bill
  • Pilot Freight expands to Canada
  • Centurion selects GSA for Germany
  • Gismondi joins TSC Container Freight

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
  • Malaysian terminal set for dry run
    Terminal is located to the west of the key Asian hub of Singapore, where land available for new terminal projects is scarce.
  • WTSA announces rate increases to stem losses
    'With bunker fuel prices now exceeding $750 per metric tonne and bunker accounting for 60% of operating expense on a typical sailing, absorbing any portion of that cost on a sustained basis is not an option.'
  • MEPC 63: Early warning for MBM debate
    'Any MBM shall need to differentiate between developing and developed countries' says India.
  • New legal dispute hits bunker project
    Contractor is suing for overdue payments.
  • BV issues its first EEDI certificate
    Producing ships which are ahead of industry standards, with optimised fuel consumption and the highest standards of quality and safety.
  • Prices fall in many European ports
    Gibraltar still experiencing congestion.
  • Fujairah market 'quiet'
    Good demand in Suez.
  • Istanbul bunker sales climb year-on-year
    Leading player says port seen as a 'fast and efficient' bunker centre in 'a stable country'.
  • Bulk carrier reports annual loss of $19 million
    STX Pan Ocean blames high bunker costs and low freight rates.
  • Brightoil sees sales volumes double
    Bunker supplier reports growth of close to 100% for second year in a row.
  • IFO prices falling in Asian hubs
    Demand generally sluggish in key Asian bunker ports.
  • Regulated slow steaming could save 'billions,' says study
    Limiting average ship speeds to 85% of 2007's level could save between $178 to $617 billion.
  • Hapag-Lloyd 'first' to have entire fleet EDDI certified
    Many vessels in Hapag-Lloyd's fleet 'better' than others in similar class.
  • Golar adds two more tri-fuel newbuilds
    With 13 newbuilds, Golar secures a 'strategic unequal position' to meet demand in fast growing LNG industry, says company chairman.
  • Singapore-based firm converts HFO boiler into dual fuel
    Only 'limited number' of companies able to offer technology and equipment, says Harris Pye spokesman.
  • Refining capacity removal 'benefitting' Essar's Stanlow facility
    Essar's newly acquired Stanlow refinery contributes $3.9 billion sales in the five months ended December 11, 2011.

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FROM THE HOME PAGE
European commissioners Valean and Sinkevicius resignations to take place in the EU Parliament
Brussels
The rebound in revenues recorded by OOCL continues.
Hong Kong
In the second quarter of this year, they grew by 14.4%
Singapore port records new historical records of quarterly and semi-annual traffic of containers
Singapore
New maximum peaks also of non-oil bulk bulk
Orders for 2.7 billion to KSOE for the construction of 12 15,500-teu container carriers
Seoul / Sejong
The Fair Trade Commission authorizes the KSOE to acquire 35.05% of the capital of STX Heavy Industries
FMC blocks the entry into force of the Gemini Corporation Agreement between Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd in trades with the USA
Washington
It would become automatically effective on Monday, but the US agency requested more information
In the first half of 2024, the traffic of goods in Russian ports fell by -3.1% percent.
St. Petersburg
Dry goods in decrease of 2.7% and dry bulk of -3.5%
In the port of Klaipeda will begin the construction of a new cruise terminal
Klaipeda
It is expected that the work will depart this year
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Thiruvananthapuram
The deep water heater in Vizhinjam is managed by the Adani Ports and Logistics
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
London / Kuala Lumpur
Reported 27 attacks compared to 38 in the April-June period of 2023
Underwriting the agreement for the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry
Rome
Overall increase to the average parameter (nostrome) of 202 euros
Global Ports Holdings accepts takeover offer of the majority shareholder GIH
London
The proposal includes the delisting of the company
West Sicily's AdSP fagocytes the port of Sciacca in its jurisdiction
Shack
The city administration announces the next signing of the delivery record between the Demanium Marittimo and the AdSP
At Italian Rail Network the management of the last railway mile in the port of Gioia Tauro
Joy Tauro
Signed the act of granting the duration of 15 years
The Parliament of Hamburg has approved in the first reading the agreement for the entry of MSC into the capital of HHLA
Hamburg
71 votes in favour and 34 against
In the first half of 2024 the traffic of goods in Turkish ports increased by 3.2%
Ankara
In the second quarter, volumes with Italy returned to growth after seven quarterly periods of decline.
NovaAlgoma orders what will be the world's largest cementier ship
Lugano
Commissioned at Zhejiang Xinle Shipbuilding, it will have a gross grasp of 38,000 tons
Appeal of the shipping industry for the modification of the Carbon Intensity Indicator
London
Intrinsic flaws-explained six associations-counteract with the common goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Papenburg / Urayasu
It will carry out mini cruises with departure from Tokyo as part of a deal with Disney
CMA CGM-Pasqal agreement to introduce quantum computing technologies in shipping and logistics
The EU Commission has approved aid disbursed from Italy to the Caremar maritime services
Brussels
The in-depth investigation of the companies of the former Tirrenia group ended
Royal Boskalis will acquire the entire control of Smit Lamnalco
Papendrecht
Deal to buy 50% percent of capital from Saudi group Rezayat
Last year, intermodal shipments arriving and departing from Italy have significantly decreased.
Brussels
Recorded reductions of -8.8% and -13.1% respectively
Almost total membership-they stress Filt, Fit and Uilt-at the strike days of port workers
Genoa / Rome
Waiting for a fair response in wage terms and protections
Currently 90% per cent of ship arrivals in the port of Singapore are not scheduled
Singapore
"The effect of the crisis in the Red Sea could be aggravated by the next increase in container volumes," Minister Hon Weng said.
Le Aziende informano
ABB completa l'acquisizione del business di routing meteorologico di DTN per la navigazione
La transazione è stata completata oggi, in seguito a un precedente annuncio di accordo con il gruppo globale di dati e analisi DTN
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Venice
Di Blasio : It is one of the most important and expected infrastructure works for veneta portuality and the productive fabric of the Northeast
It expects the reduction of maritime traffic in the Panama Canal
Balboa
In the first five months of 2024, the transits of high-fishing vessels were 3,706 (-30.4%)
Port concessions, Financial Economic Plans will have to be drawn up on the basis of a format drawn up by the ART
The State Council has upheld the appeal of the Co. Na.Te. Co. towards the AdSP of Naples for the missed dredgers
The trend of sensitive traffic growth in the port of Bremen / Bremerhaven continues.
Breed
The hike is towed by the containers
Maersk Supply Service will be acquired by Norwegian DOF Group
Storebø / Kongens Lyngby
Transaction of the value of more than 1.1 billion
Assshipowners have no doubts : LNG is the useful fuel for decarbonisation of shipping
Rome
A catalogue of alternative fuels available in every stopover-Messina highlighted-is not reasonably applicable to Italian ports
The US Federal Maritime Commission puts the HMM under observation
Washington
The South Korean company has been included in the list of "controlled carriers"
Spread 41 million euros to improve competitiveness of Italian ports
Rome
Resources also to make the rail and modal transfer more efficient within the scallots
Maersk withdraws from race to acquire German DB Schenker
Copenhagen
Clerc : identified "areas of challenge in the perspective of an integration"
Provisions on the licence plates of new vehicles are likely to damage the activity of port businesses
Genoa
Assiterminal and ANCIP, do not take into account the issues generated in the context of port operations
The Danish government has set up a working group to ensure that the national shipping industry continues to be a leader
Copenhagen
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach invest in order to equip charging stations for electric trucks
Los Angeles
Allocated 25 million as part of the Clean Air Action Plan
Acica rentals two new ro-pax ships that will ship from 2027 on routes between Italy and Greece
Athens
Agreement with Swedish Stena RoRo that includes unit purchase options
The Port of Los Angeles will enhance its capacity in the cruises segment
Los Angeles
Call for proposals for a new terminal and for the renovation of the World Cruise Center
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
Beijing
The only containers increased by 8.2%
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Munich / Trieste
The agreement includes an option for a third unit
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Genoa
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Vice presidents have been named Aldo Negri, Roberto De Marchi, Carolina Villa and Maurizio Gozzi.
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
Rome
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
The witness passage will take place on October 25, when Alessandro Santi will cease his term in office.
The first July will become operational the first version of the Sardinia Port Community System
Cagliari
The new telematics platform was presented today in Cagliari
Houthi allegedly targeted two other MSC container carriers
Portsmouth / Tampa
The ships have regularly continued their journey
Commesse for 63.4 million to Somec in cruise ship segment
St. Vendemian
These are units intended for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Disney Cruise Line
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Casablanca
Will have an annual traffic capacity of 3.4 million teu
R-Logitech will come out of Euroports and be replaced by a new private majority shareholder
Kallo
The investment companies PMV and SFPIM have temporarily boosted their shares
Hapag-Lloyd cooperates with ZeroNorth for the energy transition of its fleet
Copenhagen
Digital solution for fuel supply and bunkerage planning
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
Miami
The crucieristic group predicts that strong growth will continue in 2025
In the first quarter of this year, the traffic of goods in Romanian ports increased by 16.1%
Bucharest
Strong drop in loads from and for Italy
Paolo d' Amico has been confirmed as president of the Italian Naval Register
Genoa
Renewed the mandate for the four-year term 2024-2027
Hamburg Commercial Bank has acquired the portfolio in the NIBC's naval credit segment
Hamburg / L ' Hague
It has a value of 992 million
Cross (Assoperatives) : Do not stop the realization of major infrastructure
Genoa
Dam of Genoa, Third Valico and motorway grate-points out-are essential works
In the first half of 2024 the container traffic in the port of Hong Kong fell by -5.4%
Hong Kong
In the second quarter, the decline was -7.5% percent.
Renewed the five-year agreement between Honored Shipowners and IMAT for the training of crews
Castel Volturno
Saipem to win two offshore projects in Saudi Arabia
Milan
New assets worth about 500 million
The work on the realisation of the new entrance to the port of Augusta has been carried out.
August
Di Sarcina : Strategic work also in light of the recent transfer of container traffic from Catania
Strong demand for containers is reflected on the profits of the CIMC
Hong Kong
Recorded a significant increase in dry box sales
ALS Customs Services has acquired the Italian Battaglino Customs Services
Hilden
The Milan firm has 79 employees
Approved the 2023 budget of Interporto Campano
Nola
Confirmed Alfredo Gaetani (President) and Claudio Ricci (Managing Director)
Saipem, commits for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
Milan
In programme activity in the Azerbaijani waters of the Caspian Sea
The Danish group SGL buys Brazilian Blu Logistics Brasil
Hvidovre
Agreement to acquire the entire share capital
99.2% million of Fincantieri's 400 million capital increase subscribed to
Rome
Majority shareholder CDP Equity has subscribed to new shares worth 285.8 million euros.
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
At The Spice Container Terminal start the scallops of the 21,000-teu container ships of OOCL
The Spezia
Inaugurated the Onshore Power Supply plant of the port of Valletta
Floriana / Geneva
Every Wednesday "MSC World Europa" will connect to the electric grid of the stopover
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PSA, measures to mitigate congestion in the port of Singapore are having success
Singapore
In recent months, it has increased, among other things, the need to handle containers several times.
Presented the XII National Report on the Economy of the Sea
Rome
The sector generates a direct added value of 64.6 billion euros.
Set up in the construction site of Ancona the construction of the extra-aluminum cruise ship Four Seasons I
Trieste
Fincantieri will deliver it by the end of 2025
Hapag-Lloyd announces preliminary results of first semester
Hamburg
The company believes that the second half of 2024 will be better than previous expectations.
In May the traffic of goods in the port of Ravenna decreased by -3.0%
Ravenna
The month of June is expected to decline by -3.3% percent.
The economic-financial analysis of Fedespedi of containerized shipping companies
Milan
Laying of the keel of the new ultra-luxury megayacht destined for Aman at Sea
Genoa
Ceremony in the construction site of St. George of Nogaro of T. Mariotti
Danaos confirms order in China for five new container ships
Athens
Four will have a capacity of 9,200 teu and one of 8,258 teu
In Barcelona the first container terminal in the Mediterranean with electrified quay
Barcelona
On Friday the inauguration of the Onshore Power Supply plant in Hutchison Ports BEST
The revenue growth of Taiwanese Evergreen and Yang Ming continues
Taipei / Keelung
YML orders 9,100 new containers
Inaugurated in Gioia Tauro the quay that will host the pole of naval reparations
Joy Tauro
Agostinelli : This year the container traffic in port will challenge the four million teu
Chinese group Hengli will build a shipyard on the island of Changxing
Dalian
Investment of the value of 1.3 billion
SFL Corporation renews with Maersk the rental of four container ships
Hamilton
The capacity of ships will be high from 8,700 to 9,500 teu
Prysmian, record of installation of a cable in ultra-deep waters
Milan
Test for installation at -2,150 meters
Germany's Rhenus has acquired 15% percent of France's C Chez Vous
Holzwickede
Is specialized in the delivery of goods weighing more than 30 kilograms
Astilleros Armon delivered the dual-fuel ferry Margarita Salas to Baleària
Dénia
Can be powered to liquefied natural gas
Brothers Cosulich orders two new chemical bunkering tankers
Genoa
They will be taken in delivery in the first semester of 2026
Lineage buys the abruzzese supplier of Eurofrigor refrigerated warehouses
Amsterdam
Manages a refrigerated cell structure of more than 24,000 square meters in Controwar
Fincantieri vara to Ancona the cruise ship Viking Vesta
Los Angeles
In mid-2025 it will be delivered to American Viking
At the end the constructive phase of the port of Porto Torres
Cagliari
Entrusted to a Technical Advisory Panel on the issue of the greatest costs of opera
In China, the keel of the new ro-pax has been laid down. GNV Virgo
Genoa
It will be the first ship of GNV's fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas
In Genoa, the World Day of Ausile Navigation
Genoa
On August 22, IALA will assume the legal status of intergovernmental organisation
SFL Corporation orders the construction of five container ships from 16,800 teu
Hamilton
Commits the value of a billion dollars to New Times Shipbuilding
In 2023, Fratelli Cosulich recorded financial performance second only to those records of 2022
Genoa
OMT (Accelleron) acquires the OMC2
Reflights
The Company manufactures high precision fuel injectors for marine, stationary and rail engines
PORTS
Italian Ports:
Ancona Genoa Ravenna
Augusta Gioia Tauro Salerno
Bari La Spezia Savona
Brindisi Leghorn Taranto
Cagliari Naples Trapani
Carrara Palermo Trieste
Civitavecchia Piombino Venice
Italian Interports: list World Ports: map
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ForwardersShip Suppliers
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MEETINGS
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
The assembly of Assagents will be held in Genoa on June 25.
Genoa
Event entitled " Mari inquieti. Routes and conflicts : the incognition of traffickers "
››› Meetings File
PRESS REVIEW
Samsung, HMM clash in US over shipping rates
(The Korea Times)
Houthis Mount Biggest Month of Attacks on Ships This Year
(Bloomberg)
››› Press Review File
FORUM of Shipping
and Logistics
Relazione del presidente Stefano Messina
Roma, 2 luglio 2024
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Last year, freight traffic in Dutch ports fell by -7.6% percent.
The Hague
Reduction of volumes in all major merceological compartments
Chantier Naval de Marseille will retrofit two other cruise ships of AIDA Cruises
Rostock
They are part of the class "Sphinx"
Genovese De Wave has acquired Inoxking
Genoa
The Company manufactures steel furniture and refrigeration systems for the maritime industry
The downturn of container traffic in the port of Piraeus continues
Hong Kong
Overall, the volumes handled by the COSCO Shipping Ports network have been increased.
MSC gets 97.71% of the capital of Gram Car Carriers
Oslo
In the coming days the acquisition of the remaining shares
Hapag-Lloyd reiterates its own terminalist division
Hamburg
A Hanseatic Global Terminals make 20 container terminals in 11 nations
ADNOC Logistics & Services orders in Korea 8-10 new liquefied natural gas vessels
Abu Dhabi
They will be built by Samsung Heavy Industries and Hanwha Ocean
Kombiverkehr is alarmed at the reduction of DB Cargo services for intermodal transport
Frankfurt am Main
The company is looking for alternative partners
Fincantieri will build a fourth NFS submarine for the Italian Navy Navy
Trieste
Commits of the value of 500 million euros
MSC ready to acquire 15% of ADR in Genoa Airport
Genoa
The shipowner group has submitted a binding proposal to buy
Four major critical areas in view of the entry into force of the FuelEU Maritime Regulation
Rome
Workshop on the theme of the Young Group of Confitweapon
Technical Varo of the second of the four GNV ro-pax ships under construction in China
Genoa
The "GNV Orion", of 52,000 tons tsl, will be taken over in the summer of 2025
Assshipowners have strengthened their structure
Rome
Insertion into the organic of Simone Parizzi, Mattia Canevari and Cesare Crocini
Japan's MOL acquires 25% of the logistics company Tanzaniana Alistair Group
Tokyo
Port of Ravenna, over four million euros destined for new mediums of less environmental impact
Ravenna
A ban on the replacement of the means currently operating in the quay
Rosetti Marino, new committed for offshore EPC activities worth more than 400 million euros
Ravenna
It envisages the realization of the topside of the gas production platform that will be installed off the coast of Libya
They return to grow the revenues of the FedEx express courier
Memphis
In the coming months, a continuation of the current positive trend is expected.
Assagents analyzes the impact on maritime traffic of the geopolitical crises in place
Genoa
On July 9 Adria Ferries will inaugurate a new ferry line between Italy and Montenegro
Ancona
Biweekly service between the ports of Ancona and Bar
State Railways and Eni continue cooperation in the field of alternative fuels
Rome
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines will have 72% of the capital of Gearbulk
Tokyo
You will acquire an additional 23% held by Halberton Holding (Jebsen family)
The Young Shipowners Group of Confitarma launches the website ItalianSeafarers
Rome
Presented the training opportunities offered by the companies and the ITS foundations
In 2023, passengers on MSC Crusere ships nearly doubled.
Geneva
The Explora Journeys business also started in August.
EQT Infrastructure VI fund buys Constellation Cold Logistics
Stockholm / London
Owns and operates 26 refrigerated warehouses in Western Europe and Scandinavia
UPS sells logistics company Coyote Logistics to RXO for more than a billion dollars
Charlotte / Atlanta
In 2023 the asset ceded generated a turnover of 3.2 billion
CMA CGM restructure services in the Mediterranean
Marseille
Changes to the Euronaf and TMX 2 lines scaling several Italian ports
The only retroport of the port of La Spezia is that of Santo Stefano Magra
The Spezia
Shipping agents and shipping agents and customs officers who say no to the hypothesis of other corridors said.
Warriors (AdSP Livorno) : The TDT terminal must maintain its own merceological vocation
Livorno
We expect Grimaldi to develop plans to promote a real growth of containerized traffickers.
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Montreal
Confirmed for another two-year term
Lorenzo Giacobbe is the new president of the Young People's Group of Assagents
Genoa
It will be joined by Vice Presidents Pietro Abbona and Andrea Pompei
The ports of Trieste and Monfalcone are allied with those of Cartagena, Riga and North Sea Port
Trieste
Report on work in liguri ports
Genoa
It was carried out by the Italian Academy of Mercantile Academy
Intermodal transport of prefabricated in concrete from Tuscany to Sardinia
Arezzo
Collaboration between the Baraclit Group, the Logistic Pole of the FS Group and the GMake Group
It continues the growth of containerized transhipment traffic in the ports of Algeciras and Valencia
Algeciras / Valencia
In May in the two shelves the transshipment containers increased by 8.4% and 12.0%
Kombiverkehr, in 2025, will double in Germany the costs of using rail lines for the transport of goods
Frankfurt am Main
Krebs : in the worst case we will stop transport
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